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Principals sound the alarm about students’ mental health
Ontario’s principals report increased behavioural issues, students having difficulties with self-regulation, and a range of unaddressed mental health challenges.
New report finds anti-racism strategies inconsistent and under-resourced across Canada
New report by People for Education shows gaps in implementation of anti-racism strategies across Canada and in schools across Ontario.
Survey of Ontario principals reveals lack of action on challenges
Initial findings of People for Education’s 2021-22 Annual Ontario School Survey (AOSS) show that principals continue dealing with an exceptional set of challenges related to running schools during the second year of the pandemic.
Pan-Canadian scan reveals large gaps in education recovery and renewal plans
A cross-Canada scan of K to 12 COVID-related education policies reveals few plans for recovery and renewal, and little funding to support it. People for Education is recommending that the federal government establish a establish…
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The Globe and Mail: Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions
The Ontario Autism Coalition is asking the Ontario Ministry of Education to remove principals' power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period.
The Globe and Mail: Educating Grayson: Are inclusive classrooms failing students?
This feature story explores the issues around the 'exclusion' of students with special education needs from school for all or part of the day.
Toronto Star: Ontario education consultations draw 72,000 submissions
In the fall of 2018, Ontario's Ministry of Education engaged in consultations on a range of education issues. The Ministry received over 72,000 submissions via online surveys, letters from individuals and organizations, and telephone town-halls.
Toronto Star: Ontario education cuts to hit vulnerable youth the most, students say
A range of education stakeholders respond to the funding changes announced by the Ministry of Education on December 14, 2018.
The St. Thomas Times-Journal: Will rural push to break away from Thames Valley District school board gain traction?
Elgin County is exploring the possibility of forming its own county school board.